Ange Postecoglou left unimpressed with BBC question after big Celtic win

By David Walton

October 19, 2021

Ange Postcoglou was left raising an eyebrow as he entered his media conference after Celtic beat Ferencvaros, with the line of questioning taking him by surprise.

The Hoops have just come off a massive success against the Hungarian side at Celtic Park. It’s a result that ensures the Bhoys are still in the hunt for last-32 qualification and keeps the momentum going.

The build-up to the game was surrounded by pre-match chat of Ferencvaros’ win at Parkhead last year. But Postecoglou’s side put in a superb second-half performance to bag 2 goals and seal a big morale-boosting win for the football club.

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But he was less impressed with the BBC’s opening question post-match. Broadcast live on BBC Radio Scotland after the game [19/10, 17:51], Postecoglou was asked whether it was a deserved 3 points and reacted with the following:

“You don’t think? Funny question to start with. Yeah, well deserved. I don’t think there’s any doubt about that. I think we controlled the game really well right from the start. They’re a good team. They showed it against Leverkusen and Betis. We controlled the first half well. They had to work really had to stifle us but we still created some chances.

“We kind of knew second half that they would tire a little bit because they were working so hard. The game opened up, we got a really good goal, and I thought after that we probably could’ve had a couple more.

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“Credit to the players, they stuck to their task. I thought we were really disciplined right to the end.”

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No wonder the manager was left a touch confused by the post-match reaction. Whether it was meant to be asked in the confrontational manner it came across in will only be known by the journalist in question. But certainly the atmosphere surrounding the club is joyous.

The Celtic support are looking to get behind the manager. And it’s fair to say they’re doing just that. There’s an overwhelmingly positive vibe sweeping through Parkhead after that this afternoon.

Postecoglou probably expected to waltz into the media room and be greeted with some high fives and a big well done. Instead, of course, he was asked about potential negatives.

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It wasn’t just the opening question he took issue with either. Ange wasn’t happy when questioned on the overall display from Kyogo despite his goal. He would comment by stating that the BBC were coming across as a “glass half full”.

And he’s quite right to defend his corner and his team. Goodness knows they would’ve come under all sorts of media pressure had we failed to secure the result. This was a big day for him.

At the very least, he can have the satisfaction of knowing the Celtic support are getting right behind him once again.

In other news, Kyogo endears himself further to a grateful Celtic support after Ferencvaros exploits